Apparently our new school requires students to call home when homework isn't completed. As if making a call during quiet reading time is a Mark of Shame.
Obviously, they do not know St. Nick. Call Mom? During the day? From school?! He spent ten whispery minutes explaining that, yeah, his assignment wasn't supposed to have white space and he just totally didn't know so yeah he's fine and lunch was great and there are other kids waiting to use the phone so bye!
I will be Very surprised if St. Nick ever does homework on time again.
Update: two more calls. And we're now halfway through week 3 of school. Hmmm.